CSP Fall 24 in Porto

The next Common Session will take place in Porto Portugal 27 until 29 November 2024 (welcome meeting on Tuesday November 26). By the end of September

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CSP Spring 2024

Democritus University of Thrace in Komotini (Greece), Department of Social Policy will organise the next Common Study Session Programme. The welcome event will take place

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Hello, and nice to meet you! We are a small team of International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology (IMARC) students. Besides our editorial, technical and social media roles, we also contribute to the blog. Our interests vary widely, but can all be combined in Deviance Incubator. You can contact us all via email:

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See here the testimonials of the
students and graduates of IMARC

In IMARC you are trained in a variety of research approaches and methodologies, and gain expertise in the field of border crossing, security and social justice. After this master’s degree, you will be in demand as a researcher, policy maker at an NGO or an human rights organisation, consultant, or a scientist at other social sectors in which issues of border crossing, security and social justice play an important role. With an IMARC degree you will have multiple options to build a career as an interdisciplinary expert and a skillful researcher.

Due to its structure, IMARC offers the opportunity to conduct research for a full year on a subject that interests you. I think I acquired important skills, which are still of a great value.

Nina Eggens

I was looking for a master’s program to specialize in security issues, and I am so glad I opted IMARC. It was instrumental in expanding my criminological expertise, research skills and personal growth.

Majsa Storbeck

“Over the course, I could learn a lot from highly skilled professors. The program provides a close experience with them, and it is a unique opportunity to learn closely with professionals with deep research experience.

Fernando Palazzo

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Study programme

The International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology (IMARC) is the only existing 2-year programme in criminology that focuses on border crossing, security and social justice. IMARC is a collaborative programme offered by two different universities in Europe.

Why study IMARC

International mobility

Intercultural exchange

Theoretical and practical perspectives on border crossing, security and social justice

A double degree: EUR + Ghent University.

Courses connected to scientific research of the highest quality

Connections with organisations in the field such as governmental bodies, NGO’s and corporate organizations

Specialisation: tracks at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and University of Ghent (Belgium).

Participation in international conferences twice a year with students from other universities (Common Study Sessions)

Career perspectives

After successfully finishing IMARC you will have 2 Master of Science degrees. With an IMARC diploma, you are a highly trained professional with criminological expertise, advanced analytical skills, and an international outlook.

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To engage our network partners in the development of the IMARC programme, we organised a Network meeting, held in Rotterdam in May 2018. This video was recorded in that time and does not reflect the current state of affairs.

Factsheet summary

Programme name International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology
Instruction language
Master (MSc)
The Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Law, Criminology Department

The University of Ghent, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology

Student fee
EEA/EU: €2,209 per year (based on fee 2022-2023, fee 2023 published in 2023.
Non-EEA/non-EU: €9,000 per year.
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